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My Kenmore Coldspot Model 106.59592990 side by side refridgerator mfg in 11/1999 is extremely hot to the touch on the face of the center column where the 2 doors meet when closed. The rubber seal that contacts the center column when the doors are closed has even given off a slight burning rubber smell, that's how hot it is getting. Last night, I noticed the melted food on the freezer side, so I increased the setting on the freezer from 4 to 7. This morning, the column feels much cooler. Sounds like possibly a condenser issue, fan issue, coil issue. I've recently cleaned the coils with a vacuum from the front, with no improvement. What next?

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Here is a tip that I wrote about the reasons why the sides and/or seals couldbe getting hot on your refrigerator.

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